Day 5: Cultivating a Christ-like Attitude
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:James 1:19 (KJV)
Reflection: As we conclude this devotional, let us focus on cultivating a Christ-like attitude when dealing with difficult people. Being quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger can be instrumental in diffusing tense situations and fostering reconciliation. By adopting this attitude, we show restraint, honor God, and demonstrate His love to those around us. How can you practice being swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath in your interactions with difficult people today?
Illustration: Consider a situation where a friend lashes out at you in anger. Instead of reacting defensively, take a moment to listen carefully to their concerns, choose your words wisely, and remain calm. By doing so, you can help defuse the situation and maintain a loving, Christ-like attitude even in the face of hostility.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to cultivate a Christ-like attitude when dealing with difficult people. Teach me to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to wrath, reflecting Your love and grace in my interactions with others. Amen.